Austin Free-Net provides technology training and access for the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in a digital age. Our computer labs and classes are open to all; our focus is on under served communities. The knowledge we offer helps people obtain jobs, improve their lives, and participate as active citizens. Austin Free-Net is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation operating in the State of Texas.
- Free Adult Computer Clinics
- Free Adult Open Reading Clinics (teaching literacy using IBM-donated Reading Companion computer software)
- Low cost computer training for nonprofit, small business and government staff (beginner through advanced on a variety of topics)
- Free computer centers at multiple sites in Austin
- More than 100 computer stations
- An average of 100,000 user sessions per year (est.)
- Low-cost technical support for small nonprofit organizations
- Computer labs available free for nonprofit events/classes
- An average of more than 40 volunteer opportunities and 1,300 volunteer hours per year (est.)
A nonprofit corporation established in 1995, Austin Free-Net (AFN) helps community organizations launch free Internet access sites for the public. AFN provides technical expertise, services and equipment to community organizations, to build computer labs that are technologically and economically self-sustaining over time.
New technology promises an opportunity for all, but only on an equal playing field, with equal access to information, education and involvement in the community. Anyone that has the desire should be able to access the Internet to improve their lives and contribute to society.
With these facts in mind, Austin Free-Net exists to make equal access to computing resources a reality.